Published Online: March 29, 2016
Published in Print: March 30, 2016, as CEO Bestows Salary on Education Aid

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CEO Bestows Salary on Education Aid

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The president and CEO of a shipbuilding company says he will forgo his base salary and use the money to launch an educational assistance fund for employees' children.

Mike Petters, the chief executive of Huntington Ingalls Industries, said in a news release last week that the fund will go toward early-childhood-education assistance and college scholarships. The Washington-based company says the education fund will be operated by an independent third party.

Peters earned a base salary of $950,000 last year. His total compensation last year topped $8 million. He will continue to receive performance-based compensation as a percentage of his 2015 salary this year.

Vol. 35, Issue 26, Page 5

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